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2006 Eastwood/Miller Hunt at Hindsite Hunt Preserve




Larry Miller and Jonathan Eastwood with Lary's stag.



Larry,Johnny and Jeff Miller joined Jonathan Eastwood on a Red Stag hunt at Hindsite Hunt Preserve on 9/16/06. They drove from Virginia after veiwing Joe Williams full body mount of his 2005 Red Stag that he harvested here last year.









Johnny Miller and his 21 point stag!



Jeff Miller and his 13 point stag!



Jonathan Eastwood and his huge Red Stag!



Johnny Miller and Guides Tom Holt, Jason Farris and Mark Luce :D
 

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The Virginia crew with their antlers. We pressure wash the skull plate for transport home. We start by cleaning the bulk of flesh and brain matter with a caping knife and then let the pressure washer do the rest. It saves a ton of time!
 

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The Santa Party:)

Bill Santa and his son Drew with their 13 point stag harvested on 9/30/06




Joe Stefanyak and his son Joey and their 11 point stag harvested on 9/29/06




Eric Metheny and his son Orion and their 14 point stag harvested on 9/29/06




The Santa party drove from Pennsylvania and West Virginia for this father son hunt. :cool:
 

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The Santa party drove from Pennsylvania and West Virginia for this father son hunt.:camp5:
They had a great time and vow to return for their sons first hunt. :mrgreen: The sons observed this hunt , the next one will be theirs. :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

 

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NAHC Life Member Jeff Patten :) aka Crashnmash was joined by his friend Chris Mackenna :) for a hunt in our preserve.
Jeff harvested a nice 14 pointer while Chris took an 8 point management stag. Today (10/7/06) they are going to try to harvest a couple of wary females. :)





Jeff and Chris drove from New Hampshire for this hunt. Thanks guys! :D
 

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Gerald McCort from South Clairsville Ohio scored on this nice 14 pointer from 85 yards. He shoulder shot this stag and dropped him in his tracks.

Gerald's hunting buddy Dennis Lawrence is going after a female today. He saw several yesterday but none within range.
Dennis works for SSK and beleive me these guys know their pistols and know what they can do. They fired numerous rounds at the range and these guys can shoot!
Check out their site:
http://www.sskindustries.com/ssk.htm
Free hand they were hitting dead center at 50 yards............At 100 yards they could put their lead in a 3 inch ring. They had at least 10 different Contenders with them. Tom and I were very impressed to say the least. They admitted to being competition shooters and they were not just bragging..............Gerald told me that he was going to take a shoulder shot because he does not like to chase wounded deer and that's what he did. Dennis and Gerald frequently practice at 200 yards!!!
 

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Nice, Mark! Thanks for sharing.
 

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Looks to me like the difference between real hunting and shooting animals in a petting zoo. Probably why you didn't receive a response.
The lack of response was due to not seeing MaineWoods reply.

This is not a petting zoo and if you think that these animals are tame you know little about our preserve.

These deer are very wary and want nothing to do with humans. The sight of humans from 200 yards will send these animals into the thickest of cover. They will use their keen sense of smell to wind a hunter just like a whitetail. They will use heavy cover just like a whitetail and when you think you know where they are headed they will use cover to double back leaving you to wonder where they disappeared to.

Ithaca37, I invite you to tour our preserve and see for yourself how wary these animals are.

I raise my deer to be wild...........no feeding by strangers...........no close contact by strangers and when you visit our farm you will see deer fleeing from the sight of a stranger.......................Does this sound like a "petting zoo"?
 

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Dennis took his 200 lb. female from a ground brush blind on day two. He made a 70 yard shot with his 10" TC Condender
40-44 Wildcat w/ 180 grain XTP
Cartridge made by SSK Ind.

www.sskindustries.com/ssk.htm

Dennis's hunting buddy Gerald McCort used a 375 JDJ to harvest his stag.

220 grain Hornady Flat Point

14" SSK Contender Full length Rib w/ SSk Muzzlebrake
 

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Frank Volnick from Poughkeepsie New York and his 13 point stag. Frank has hunted with us for three years in a row.
He vows to return next year as well.

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Tom and Patty Taber also from Poughkeepsie New York and Toms 15 point stag. Last year their friend NAHC member Mike Wedlick hunted with us, after seeing his stag and hearing about his hunt they decided to venture to Maine.
I asked Tom and Patty if they knew Frank Volnick who lives in Poughkeepsie, they did not know him but will look him up when they get home.

 

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I have no doubt that you attempt to recreate a wild environment for your patrons to hunt in, but despite your best attempts you can not recreate the real world in a fenced enclosure with non-native species. It just isn't possible, you might come close, but it isn't the same thing. They can make video games that look quite real, but they cann not actually duplicate reality.
 
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